Ferry Lake

Trout fishing in a secluded and serene location.

This off-the-beaten path, but easily-accessed lake offers visitors to the Colville National Forest a tranquil location to camp, fish, and hike. With its handful of camp sites and ban on combustion engines, the lake is quiet enough to hear ducks and loons calling to each other across the lake.

Conveniently located in the Scatter Creek drainage area near Swan Lake, Fish Lake, and Long Lake, Ferry Lake is a good launching ground for fishing, riding, hiking, and bicycling vacations. The lake is regularly stocked with fry and catch-sized rainbow trout. Late spring and early summer are the best times to fish for rainbow trout.

Campgrounds & Lodging

Maintained by the US Forest Service, the Ferry Lake campground provides community water spigots, bear-proof trash containers, fire grills, picnic tables, and well-maintained handicap-accessible toilets. Most campsites are tree-shaded.

9 tent and trailer sites, 1 tent area.  For day hikers, you’ll find motel, inn, and RV accommodations in nearby Republic, Washington.

Boating and Fishing Information

Ferry Lake has a public boat launch. Electrically-powered motor boats are permitted. Combustion engines prohibited.

Supplies

Stock or replenish your grocery, camping, hunting, and fishing supplies 16 miles away in Republic, Washington.

Caution

All water collected from lakes or trails should be treated before drinking. Always plan for injuries and abrupt changes in weather by carrying matches, a knife, first aid supplies, food, water, and extra clothes.

More Information

Visit Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife page on Ferry Lake, WA for lake restrictions and conditions.

For a complete list of Colville National Forest hiking, biking, and riding trails contact:

Republic Ranger District
650 E Delaware
Republic WA 99166
(509) 775-7400

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Colville Forest Information
755 South Main Street
755 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114
509-684-7000

Fisherman trolls for catch of trout on Ferry Lake, WA.
Fisherman trolls for catch of trout on Ferry Lake, WA.
Serene waters of Ferry Lake, WA are perfect for trout fishing.
Serene waters of Ferry Lake, WA are perfect for trout fishing.